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A 200-foot spire dedicated to Sir Walter Scott, the famous Scottish poet.
Princes Street | " ", Edinburgh EH2 2EJ, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
+44 131 529 4068
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We finally went (my friend has tried to convince me for years) and it was definitely worth the effort. Staircases are a bit challenging but with a lot of “ahoy there, coming up’s”, we managed to go all the way to the topfloor with a...More

Thank Kroglund
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was an exciting experience reaching the top. The view is awesome. You need a little physical condition and you should watch your head on the stairs. The ticket was 7 pounds for adults. No cofee allowed 😂

Thank Iulian N
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Scott Monument is seen from almost everywhere in the New Town of Edinburgh. It is very dark and very high. A beautiful park surrounds it on Princes Street.

Thank Joyce P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right on Princes Street, this monument is impressive. At the end of Princes Gardens, and near to the main railway station of Waverley. You have to pay to go to the high up viewing platform but the 360 degress views of this capital city is...More

Thank Anthony J
Reviewed 1 week ago

u can see this monument from most areas in the city and it can be entered but not sure how high you can go. An impressive building but i often wonder why it is left so black. Was the stain from steam trains in the...More

Thank roisie n
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is interesting to view the architecture of this monument. The entry price is a bit extreme to climb the tower. We suggest walking by and taking your photos then move on.

Thank KB9MNN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can’t miss the Scott Monument from a visual standpoint alone. There’s a great view from the top of the monument, but also at the ground level too.

Thank Cara C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The price to go up is 6 GBP. Not sure why the price is so high since you can't really get a good view of the city from the platform. The hours fluctuate depending on the time of year. I have a picture of the...More

Thank PandaHouston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful monument but unfortunately I could not make the climb to the top. I'm sure the views were breathtaking as the city is so beautiful. If you're in shape and have good knees, go for it!!

Thank debbhoop
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic looking monument in the middle of Princess street. standing 200 ft tall, and completed in 1844. You can climb the 288 steps up, if you are feeling energetic. Was wet all the time we were there appart on way to station for train home,...More

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Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street
is only half one, since buildings only line one side.
But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views
are from Princes Street as a result. From here you
look onto expansive and decorative public gardens
beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s
Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old
town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look
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16 April 2018|
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Response from dolcevita892 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, probably about 30-40 minutes maximum.
Kiki T
19 November 2017|
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Response from ThisIsMyOpinion2 | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for getting back to me. Apologies for delay. I have asked people in my group and have thought about it too, but unfortunately it doesn't ring any bells sorry. Hope you find it
Lorraine S
24 October 2017|
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Response from frank1e | Reviewed this property |
hi entrance is £5 see info below. There are 287 steps to the top of the Scott Monument, from where you can enjoy breathtaking views of Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside. Find out about Sir Walter Scott and the... More